CareSearch Blog: Palliative Perspectives

The views and opinions expressed in our blog series are those of the authors and are not necessarily supported by CareSearch, Flinders University and/or the Australian Government Department of Health.
 

A new quality of life instrument for aged care

A guest blog post by Dr Claire Hutchinson, Research Fellow, Health and Social Care Economics Group, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

  • 10 June 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 152
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A new quality of life instrument for aged care

Quality of life is an important outcome in aged care where curative treatments may no longer be the main focus. Research Fellow Dr Claire Hutchinson discusses a three year research project which develops a new quality of life measure that aged care providers can use for quality assessments.

Supporting independence and quality of life for people with dementia at the end of life

A guest blog post by Associate Professor Kate Laver, Occupational Therapist, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University

  • 1 June 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 199
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Supporting independence and quality of life for people with dementia at the end of life

Dementia is one of the leading causes of death in Australia. Occupational Therapist and Associate Professor Kate Laver discusses how can we improve quality of life and maintain function in people in the advanced stages of dementia.

palliAGED Introductory modules for aged care nurses – a gateway to core business

A blog post by Dr Katrina Erny-Albrecht, Senior Research Fellow, CareSearch

  • 20 May 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 609
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palliAGED Introductory modules for aged care nurses – a gateway to core business

Aged care training will need to include capacity for palliative care with its focus on quality of life and support for the person and their families. CareSearch Senior Research Fellow Dr Katrina Erny-Albrecht discusses how the new palliAGED modules for aged care nurses can help.

Teamwork in isolation

A guest blog post by Dr David Holden, Palliative Care Consultant Clinical Lead, South Australia Palliative Care Clinical Network

  • 18 May 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 202
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Teamwork in isolation

Providing palliative and end-of-life care became more complex with the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr David Holden shares insights from a survey exploring the experiences of South Australian consumers, carers, and clinicians receiving and delivering palliative care during this time.

Can we make it easier to talk about death and dying?

A guest blog post by Dr Sara Pinto, Consultant in Internal Medicine at Porto, Pedro Hispano Hospital, Portugal (Short-term placement with Southern Adelaide Palliative Services in February - March 2020)

  • 12 May 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 360
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Can we make it easier to talk about death and dying?

How can the digital world make it easier for us to talk about death and dying? Dr Sara Pinto provides an overview of what the 2018 Dying2Learn participants thought could help.

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